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Kids' mental health takes hit in pandemic

There has been a massive increase in children under 12 seeking help from a children's mental health app and experts say the full impact of the coronavirus epidemic won't be understood for some time.

Smuggler stuffed turtles into toys: court

A wildlife trafficker will spend years in jail for stuffing turtles, lizards and snakes inside toys and speakers and trying to smuggle them out of Australia.

PM welcomes FB apology on accidental bans

The prime minister says he's glad Facebook is "back at the table" for discussions over the Australian government's media bargaining code, jesting the US tech giant has "tentatively friended us again".

PM 'upset' by second assault allegation

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says allegations a second woman was sexually assaulted by the same man who allegedly abused former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins inside Parliament House are distressing and upsetting.

Women pose as elderly to get COVID-19 shot

Two women who dressed up to make themselves appear as older adults to get coronavirus vaccinations have been turned away and issued trespass warnings in Florida.

Aust-Facebook fight a matter for them: US

The United States considers Australia's dispute with Facebook a business negotiation between private companies and the Australian government, the US State Department says.

PM 'sorry' after victim-blaming accusation

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is sorry a former Liberal staffer feels he has been victim-blaming in response to her allegations of being raped at Parliament House.